SRUC Scotland's Rural College

Garden Design SRUC Scotland's Rural College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Scottish Qualifications Authority trading as SQA


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Course summary

The HNC introduces you to the many facets of garden design which include design, plant knowledge, hard landscaping and business studies. During the year, you will design gardens for real clients and develop hands-on horticultural knowledge.

Employment opportunities with HNC include working for landscape companies and horticultural enterprises, often providing design input into their projects. Some students with previous relevant experience go straight into designing gardens and setting up their own business, although they often come back to take more advanced HND modules.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code 192W
Institution code S01
Campus name Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Campus code G

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level DE Preferably to include a science subject or geography
Scottish Higher CC Preferably to include a science subject or geography
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H4, H4 Preferably to include a science subject or geography

Applicants should be able to offer National 5 (A-C) or equivalent pass in English (for literacy) and in Maths (for numeracy).

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 Achieving at least 5.0 in each component

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £6,950 Year 1
EU £1,285 Year 1
International £14,000 Year 1
England £6,950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,950 Year 1
Scotland £1,285 Year 1
Wales £6,950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Scottish and EU students can apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish government. Students from the rest of the UK can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, from the Student Loan Company.

Provider information

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SRUC Scotland's Rural College
SRUC Edinburgh
West Mains Road

Course contact details

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0800 269 453


0800 269 453